While most students have gone home during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, there are still a few living in Naugle Hall.
Naugle Hall is currently housing 21 students despite the campus closure shortly after spring break.
The students did not have access to dining halls, since campus dining services shut down due to the pandemic. The university turned to the restaurant to help feed the students.
“A couple weeks ago the administration reached out to me to see what University Grille could offer given the circumstances and the number of students that needed food service,” said University Grille owner Mitchell Burrows.
University Grille provides students remaining in dorms with breakfast, lunch and dinner with beverages for each meal. Those students are given a list of options to choose from and each meal is delivered to their dorms.
“We’ve made a number of special requests happen as well that were corresponded with us directly from the students or through Bill Yost, our contact for this endeavor,” Burrows said.
Burrows said the University Grille will serve the students for the rest of the semester.
Burrows, an alumnus of the university, said he is glad to be able to help out the students in their time of need during the pandemic.
“As an alumnus, I’m thrilled with the direction that the current administration is going and happy to be a part of the cohesive greater Shippensburg community,” Burrows said.
University Grille is located at 32 E. King St. in downtown Shippensburg. The restaurant is currently open Monday through Friday from 4-8 p.m. during the stay-at-home order. Customers may order take-out or have meals delivered within a three-mile radius.